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Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 7, 2013 @ 5:18 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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In order to raise awareness of recycling efforts, the design team devised a method of turning ordinary tetra brik milk cartons into LEGO-esque building materials [1]. Using clamps to link the cartons at an angle of 135 degrees, they were able to transform 45,000 of them into the largest pavilion of its kind at the time.

The labyrinthine pavilion [2] was comprised of two major, freestanding parts: the wall, a solid latticed base, and the tower, a soaring core section that links two base walls. Constructed in a record two weeks, the tetra brik pavilion was 30 meters long, 15 meters wide and 7 meters high. And when the excitement subsided, the whole thing was shipped off to the nearest recycling plant!

+ CUACS Arquitectura [3]

Via Arch Daily [4]

Photos © Javier Callejas Sevilla

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[1] LEGO-esque building materials: http://inhabitat.com/6-unconventional-and-unique-uses-for-lego/

[2] labyrinthine pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/amazeme-book-labyrinth-completed-for-the-london-2012-cultural-olympiad/

[3] + CUACS Arquitectura: http://cuacs.com

[4] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/314734/pavilion-of-tetrabriks-cuac-arquitectura-sugarplatform/

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